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5 decor ideas for an eye-catching centerpiece

We all know decor is essential to every event. From signage to floral display, event decorations communicate the theme of your event and add to the experience. An attractive centerpiece, especially, gives your guests reason to post pictures of your event on social media, generating more publicity. Read on for 5 decor ideas for an eye-catching centerpiece!

Floral table decor

A floral table runner of moss, berries and seeded eucalyptus

A floral table runner of moss, berries and seeded eucalyptus / Source

Flowers are favorites when it comes to decor, and they add an idyllic touch to any location. However, rather than just placing a pot of flowers on the table, get creative! Lay a trailing vine of foliage and flowers to bring your guests into a woodland, or place them in a bell jar a la Beauty and the Beast. Birdcages are also unexpectedly elegant intertwined in flowers!

Terrariums

A diamond shaped terrarium with flowers, foliage and fairy lights

A diamond shaped terrarium with flowers, foliage and fairy lights / Source

While terrariums are most commonly used for storing plants, the unassuming glass containers can practically make everything look exquisite. An arrangement of wildflowers look beautiful in a terrarium, and you can even place strands of fairy lights for a magical touch. Take it a step further and recreate miniature scenes in theme with your event for a picture-worthy centerpiece.

Candles

An arrangement of candles floating in glasses filled with lily and water

An arrangement of candles floating in glasses filled with lily and water / Source

Candles are very romantic, and look awe-inspiring when placed together. With candles available in different shapes, sizes and colors, you can create a centerpiece that best represents the mood of your event. Place them in vintage lanterns for an old-world vibe, or in various mason jars for a casual and stylish environment. Candlelight is extremely flattering for photographs too, so you are essentially bestowing your guests with a photo opportunity in every corner!

Edible centerpiece

A bouquet of cupcakes piped with floral designs

A bouquet of cupcakes piped with floral designs / Source

Whoever said you can’t have your cake and eat it too? Edible centerpieces combine decor with catering, so you can have the best of both worlds. Besides, a pleasant aesthetic has been proven to make food taste better! Create a beautiful bouquet from rosette cupcakes or intricately wrapped chocolates, or have a tower of colorful cake pops, and you’re bound to see pictures of them hash-tagged to your event.

Hanging centerpieces

Colorful umbrellas hang over an outdoor reception

Colorful umbrellas hang over an outdoor reception / Source

The sky (or rather the ceiling) is the limit when it comes to decorating your venue. Hanging decor add a whimsical touch, and there are a myriad of options other than hanging lights. Hang driftwood or branches for a rustic ambience, or take artsy reference from The Umbrella Sky project in Portugal and hang colorful umbrellas for a quirky tone. Huge balloons are also fun to see at an event.

Beautiful and unique decor go a long way in crafting a memorable experience for your attendees, and catching their attention will keep them interested in your event. The centerpiece of your decor basically embodies the theme of your event, so don’t skimp on it! Do you have other creative centerpiece ideas? Leave a comment and let us know!

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